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I want to go back to factory reset on my lenovo Laptop. Its a E550 thinkpad with windows 7 enterprise. I want it completely wiped out ....Like it was when Ibought it

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Did you read the manual first the chapter called RECOVERY? here lets read that together now,,, (answered here vast times now) the book is first then the pages. if the PC has not been SLAMMED (with wrong OS) the recovery works if the HDD is still good. ok? and search for E550 and find this. and Chapter 9

https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/e550_e555_e550c_ug_en.pdf?linkTrack=PSP:ProductInfo:UserGuide

I must guess 1st that you have no recovery disks. so only have 1 recourse. the magic recovery key using the recovery parititon. the F11 key, power on and hammer F1 from dead cold turned off, this the F11 key may only work in w8.1 or w10. I think (reading the book is not very clear here) but it implies w7 had Norton Image on it. it means day one you image your PC, then today recover. so if you didnt do that step in the manual then there is no recovery image now. there you go. I guess the recovery partition magic F11 only happened w8 and newer PC. here is your support page, this is all there is at lenovo, we are not them,

, https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-edge-laptops/thinkpad-e550?linkTrack=Homepage%3ABody_Search%20Products&searchType=3&keyWordSearch=E550%20(ThinkPad)


if the Lenovo recovery fails, buy windows 10 from MS and install it.

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SOURCE: forget BIOS Password (Laptop - IBM Thinkpad Lenovo R60)

For that you need to reset factory defaults settings for bios.
For reset bios u have to open back side of your laptop then u find motherbord circuit there.
pull cmos cell on motherbord for 15 minute then it reset to defaults.
Also u can reset with jumper settigns read carefully on mother bord there is 1 jumper near cmos cell u read there " bios reset or clear"
It is on 1-2 position right now set it in 2-3 position then power up then all bios settings are reset.
then again set it in 1-2 its original position.

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SOURCE: I want to reset my IBM thinkPad R50e back to factory Settings.

CREATE A BACK OF DATA INIT
BETTER THEN RESTORING U CAN RESTORE UR SYSTEM TO A PERIOD WHEN UR THINKPAD WAS RUNNING SUCCESSFULLY AND THIS DOESNT DELETE ANY DATA ON UR HARD DISK
START PROGRAMMES ACCESSORIES
SYSTEM TOOLS SYSTEM RESTORE
THIS WILL SURELY HELP U

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hi there, try booting your PC to safe mode. power on the computer and quickly tap the F8 key. keep on tapping it until you reach to black screen with different selections. select safe mode then press enter. once you gain access to windows safe mode. click start menu then accessories then system tools then system restore. choose a date where you remember your computer works fine then restore to that date.

Please let me know if you need more help.

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SOURCE: Dear Plz Help me About Reset BIOS Password

Hello,
There are 2 ways you can reset your bios2_bing.gif.

1. On the motherboard there is a small watch battery. Remove this battery along with the power cable from the power supply. Hold down the power button to fully discharge the system. Wait 2-3 minutes then reinstall the battery and plug in2_bing.gif your system. Your reset is now complete

2. Some motherboards have a 3 pin jumper by the battery. Lets say that the jumper is on pins 2 and 3. Remove the jumper while the machine is OFF and place onto pins 1 and 2. Power on your machine for a minute. (Note: Your system will not POST). Shutdown your machine and put the jumper back to pins 2 and 3. Your reset is now complete


This is a great troubleshooting2_bing.gif step for those of you having POST issues or no POSTing at all. Like other troubleshooting steps, this will not always work but usually will depending on the problem.

Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.
Thanks.

Posted on May 05, 2010

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SOURCE: Laptop HP-DV5220ca Just installed windows 7

Conexant AC97 Audio driver here

1) Download above file
2) Run sp35558.exe. It will fail.
3) Go to directory where sp35558.exe unpacked it's files.
4) Open CP6308Ba.inf file in notepad.
5) Find line:
[Conexant.NTamd64]
%*WDM_AMCAUD.DeviceDesc%=WDM_AMCAUD_DF,PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4370&SUBSYS_3091103C
6) Copy line. Insert copy on new line, right above original. Add &REV_02 to end of line. It will look like this:
[Conexant.NTamd64]
%*WDM_AMCAUD.DeviceDesc%=WDM_AMCAUD_DF,PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4370&SUBSYS_3091103C&REV_02
%*WDM_AMCAUD.DeviceDesc%=WDM_AMCAUD_DF,PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4370&SUBSYS_3091103C
7) Save INF file.
8) Open device manager: Start'Control Panel'Hardware and Sound'Device Manager'Update Drivers
9) In Device Manager application navigate to "Other Devices". Pick the Media device.
10) Right Click on device and select "Update driver software".
11) In dialog click "Browse my computer for driver software"
12) New dialog appears. Click Browse button.
13) In Find Folder Dialog navigate to folder with CP6308Ba.inf file. Click Ok button.
14) Click Next button.

This method was reported as working in Vista64 and Windows 7 64bit version on Dv8000 models."

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Hello I bought a Lenovo x1 carbon thinkpad at a yard sale.


when you turn on hold the volume up or down button on for a min or so should reset it self

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Dan,

Try these steps:
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  • As you see the Thinkpad Logo, Hit the "F11" key continuously until the recovery system appears. From there follow the instruction to get your machine back to Factory state.
I've also included a link to the direct Lenovo support page for your laptop. Please let me know if this helps. Take care and have a great day!
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Hi,

Please follow the steps below to reset the lenovo to factory settings
Note: All your data will be lost. So keep that in mind.
So take the backup of your data first in a separate HDD or flash drive.

1. Switch off the Computer
2. Press the power button and then immediately start tapping f11 key on the top of your keyboard.
3. You will hear a beep sound and then stop pressing it.
4. You will get the screen says windows is loading files. Wait untill it finishes.
5. Select the default language which is US and Click on next .
6. Enter your login credentials (username and password) if you use to login to the windows.
7. Then you will get the system Recovery Options screen where you need to select the last option "Lenovo Product Recovery"
8. Again preferred language will be English US and hit Next.
9. Accept the terms and conditions and hit next and then hit Yes on the warning.
10. Then it will start resetting the Lenovo Think pad to the factory default with no previous data. Same as when you purchased it.

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For that you need to reset factory defaults settings for bios.
For reset bios u have to open back side of your laptop then u find motherbord circuit there.
pull cmos cell on motherbord for 15 minute then it reset to defaults.
Also u can reset with jumper settigns read carefully on mother bord there is 1 jumper near cmos cell u read there " bios reset or clear"
It is on 1-2 position right now set it in 2-3 position then power up then all bios settings are reset.
then again set it in 1-2 its original position.

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